Walton-Day 2 and 3

Day 2: Really, day 4 because I took 2 days off with my kids!!! I got to the bottom of page 4 today. It was a very slow-going process: endless fingering and bowing experiments and 35 minutes on an octave passage that made me want to scream! Connecting the left hand finger drops and keeping […]

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Learning a new concerto: my process

Hi Everyone! I thought it might be fun to use my blog as a means of showing young violinists the process by which I learn a new piece for an upcoming performance date! The work? Walton’s Violin Concerto. Date? Performances are January 14-16, 2015 with the DSO and Donald Runnicles. With all the other rep […]

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Busking!

One of the things I love about my residency at the Aspen Music Festival and School is seeing so many young musicians busking around town!!! It takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there on the street, not knowing who may be listening and with so many distractions!!! That is why it’s such […]

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

July 18, 2015 I have to say, this was a pretty crazy week, and it’s not over yet!!! Rehearsals and performances of so many great pieces (Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Mendelssohn’s d minor Violin Concerto and Mozart’s Kv454 Sonata) with so many great friends (Maestro Larry Rachleff and the Aspen Chamber Symphony, violinist Daniel Hope and pianist […]

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Aspen Music Festival, Week 1:

July 13, 2015 After a fantastic week, performing at the BravoVail Festival, here I am in gorgeous Aspen! Week 1 was wonderful: my first performance of Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra with Maestro Christian Arming and the Aspen Festival Orchestra, coupled with an amazing performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto by Augustin Hadelich. What an incredible artist! […]

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